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Joined 01-01-05, id: 731712, Profile Updated: 03-25-09
Author has written 1 story for Spider-Man, and Ranma.

Hmmm. What to do? What to do?

Guess I'll just tell 'em. They've found out anyway.

Apologies to readers of A Spider in Nerima. It's on a bit of a hiatus again. I've got another Ranma story in the works, and it's taken center stage with my muse. This one's not a crossover/fusion. It's pure Ranma, though a bit of a "what if" divergence.

And I've learned a bit from writing "SiN." I'm not likely to start posting this new story until it's finished, beta-read, edited and proofread. Though a chapter of SiN may crawl on stage from time to time, it's not likely to get moved to a front burner anytime soon. I guess that's why, like so many on ff.n, a seemingly good story runs out of juice and languishes. But I've learned and am working on actually PLOTTING the final arc of SiN instead of connecting the neat scene ideas that may pop into my head.

Now back to the old profile:

I'm old, well older than most who write here it appears. Actually born the same year as the remarkable Rumiko Takahashi. Actually within a month of her, one way or the other. Dang! We're both 51!

I've been reading comics since the 60s. SF&F since the late 60s. Manga since just before Christmas 2004. Got hooked on IY thanks to Adult Swim and Ranma thanks to BAM. It woke up an old dream. To write fiction. Gah! I can't believe I set that dream aside for so many years! Anyway, here I be, flexing my writing muscles on a warm up/practice run at writing something I can sell. This is a bit different from the nearly seven years I spent writing for newspapers.

For all the aspiring writers out there, a bit of unasked for, but very valuable advice:

"Write something everyday!" -Bee Nelson

I got that bit of advice from Byron Huggins, now known as James Byron Huggins, a former co-worker and now best-selling author. Bee Nelson was an English teacher of his. I never met her, but I've taken her advice to him to heart. I always wanted to write, but never thought I had an idea good enough for a story. Doh! Since starting Spider in Nerima (SiN) as a "practice run" I've found out that if you write the ideas will come! In this regard, "Field of Dreams" got it right: "If you build it, they will come."

Currently reading:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

(I really need to finish these:)
C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength)
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
The Road to Dune,
Watchman Nee's The Spiritual Man: (Man, this is heavy!),
and Dark Ages America ( a somewhat liberal, and yet very insightful analysis of the decline of America as a society )

Oh, yeah. I ought to include these too:

Bleach, Naruto, Rurouni Kenshin, Negima, and InuYasha

Recently read:

The Shack by William P. Young

The Art of Fiction by John Gardner (My study of the craft continues.)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Yes, I finally broke down and gave in.)
Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell (Excellent! It'll give you lots of ideas. I'm gonna read it again, as I continue to study the craft.)

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse,
Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh
Sandworms of Dune
Inside Islam
Hunters of Dune
C.S. Lewis' The Great Divorce,
Ted Dekker's Circle Trilogy: (Black, Red, White);
The prequel trilogy to Dune (House Atreides, House Harkonnen and House Corrino)

Current Projects:
A second Ranma fan-fiction, tentatively titled "Herb's Final Test" or "Kuruo Michi" Plotting almost complete. Scene writing begun.

A Spider in Nerima (Chapter 42 in progress.)
A Christian Primer (Or: Things I Wish They'd Known to Tell Me)
I really ought to move this one up the pecking order, but ...

An end of the world thriller I hope to sell! Tentatively titled: "Perdition's Daughter"

Best novels I've ever read:

The Shack - William P. Young (Read this and get a glimpse of the Heart of God!)

The Lord of the Rings - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

All time favorite songs in no particular order:

Riders on the Storm (Doors)
Don't Fear the Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult)
Suite Judy Blue Eyes (Crosby, Stills and Nash)
The Pinnacle (Kansas )
Dust in the Wind (Kansas)
Fool for the City (Fog Hat)
Slow Ride (Fog Hat)
Bang-A-Gong (T-Rex)
Smoke on the Water (Deep Purple)
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
Layla (Eric Clapton)
Tiny Dancer (Elton John)
American Pie (John McClain)
Sympathy for the Devil (The Rolling Stones)

Needless to say, my radio stays on classic rock -- when I'm not listening to Switchfoot, contemporary Christian, talk radio (conservative or sports), or the sound track from the Ranma anime.

"This is your life. Are you who you want to be?" - Switchfoot

And more importantly:

"Believe! All things are possible to those who believe." - Yeshua ha Meshiah

Write Something Everyday!

-JW

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Kismet by Andrina reviews
AU. Years ago, the kingdom of Nerima fell under the rule of a cruel king. Presently, Akane finds herself the lone survivor of an unexplained attack by the king's armies. Then she meets Ranma, leader of a rising rebellion.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 59,401 - Reviews: 178 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 5/10/2014 - Published: 6/25/2005 - [Ranma, Akane]
Without Her by Lunar Ember reviews
Akane remains between life and death, and Ranma realizes that he cannot protect her forever. In the midst of tragedy, his family and friends help salvage his spirit, and in the process, learn the age old technique of loving and letting go. (COMPLETE)
Ranma - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 69,519 - Reviews: 172 - Favs: 136 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 4/2/2014 - Published: 12/5/2003 - Ranma, Akane - Complete
Tales of the FoxCat by Ozzallos reviews
An act of betrayal lands Ranma changed and far from home. Naruto meets a red headed girl one day while goofing off and the destinies of both are changed forever.
Crossover - Ranma & Naruto - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 162,023 - Reviews: 1758 - Favs: 1,963 - Follows: 1,903 - Updated: 8/11/2012 - Published: 12/2/2005 - Ranma, Naruto U.
Kasumi's Fate by SkyStrider reviews
Fate has decreed that Kasumi's family is doomed. However, Kasumi may have a few things to say about that...and Fate is not always so easily read. A story about the future always needs a trip to the past. Kasumi/Tofu a little Ranma/Akane
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 28,533 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 3/9/2012 - Published: 2/26/2012 - Kasumi - Complete
Meeting Later by O'Donoghue reviews
A story of Akane and Ranma meeting after the Manga rather than before it, learning of how each survived some crazy times and how those times affect them now.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 286,385 - Reviews: 592 - Favs: 460 - Follows: 365 - Updated: 12/20/2010 - Published: 2/6/2001 - Akane, Ranma
Till Our Lives Burn Out by Phoenix2772 reviews
Post SS: The Outer Planet Senshi hire a private tutor for Hotaru and get more than they bargained for. Hotaru decides to play matchmaker and the tutor turns out to be more that he appears. X-Over, sort of, details in profile - Complete, currently editing
Sailor Moon - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 44 - Words: 280,293 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 3/9/2010 - Published: 4/18/2007 - Hotaru T./Sailor Saturn, Setsuna M./Sailor Pluto - Complete
Ranma, the Second Time Around by kayemsi reviews
This is an continuation fiction, where Ranma goes back into his past with a chance to fix the problems in his life, and probably make a ton of new ones in the process.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 93 - Words: 1,025,889 - Reviews: 2681 - Favs: 1,035 - Follows: 703 - Updated: 11/28/2009 - Published: 7/29/2004 - Akane, Ranma
Hearts of Ice by Krista Perry reviews
Shampoo casts a spell with dragon blood and sends Akane to the realm of gods and demons. Ranma decides to get her back, and nothing - not even insanity or death - will stop him. Hearts of Ice is complete as of 6/20/2009.
Ranma - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 288,163 - Reviews: 483 - Favs: 764 - Follows: 197 - Updated: 6/20/2009 - Published: 4/24/2001 - Ranma, Akane, Nabiki, Ryoga - Complete
Fallen leaf by Porthos112 reviews
Everyone should be able to figure this is a Naruto/Ranma Xover from the name. Ranma's trying to figure out what to do with his life but can't catch a break in the flow of challengers to actually think about it. The Nanban changes everything.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 77,037 - Reviews: 406 - Favs: 409 - Follows: 479 - Updated: 12/19/2008 - Published: 8/23/2007 - Ranma
Different Colors by Ellen Kuhfeld reviews
Ranma and his Cat, Akane and her Mallet, come to terms with one another. Basically Ranma, with a dash of Tenchi and a dollop of Sailor Moon. Oh, and werebears. Werebears are very good teachers. Sleep in class at your own risk.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 100,858 - Reviews: 420 - Favs: 256 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 11/28/2008 - Published: 1/27/2006 - Ranma, Akane - Complete
Eldritch Asylum by obsidian-fox reviews
Crossover: Harry Potter, Lovecraft Shadows in London run deeper than they ever did in Nerima. Ranma begins an epic tale of good, evil, and the vast twilight between them. Summary inside. DEAD
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 9 - Words: 129,578 - Reviews: 826 - Favs: 583 - Follows: 501 - Updated: 4/12/2008 - Published: 9/13/2004 - Ranma
What's in a name? by muishiki reviews
AU Harry Potter & Ranma 12 cross over. Harry Potter and Ranma meet later in life. Both bear scars from their own battles, but who suffers more? Is it the person that has to let go, or the one who has to start over?
Crossover - Ranma & Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 111,926 - Reviews: 550 - Favs: 692 - Follows: 468 - Updated: 3/18/2008 - Published: 4/8/2006 - Ranma, Harry P. - Complete
Krimzon Blades by Lathis reviews
A Ranma/Claymore Fusion. In a world ruled by blondes, can a single redhead really make a difference? A story of beautiful ladies with huge swords . . . what's not to love?
Crossover - Ranma & Claymore - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26,242 - Reviews: 85 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 107 - Published: 2/1/2008 - Ranma - Complete
Pale Horse by Tail Kinker reviews
An ancient technique: Will its mastery will allow Ranma to control his curse? Or will it instead split his soul in two? Only a mysterious, darkhaired stranger can help Ranma walk the path between sanity and death...
Anime X-overs - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 11 - Words: 42,200 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 8/26/2007 - Published: 7/25/2007 - Complete
Rendezvous with Fate: An Alternate Universe Fanfic by iCe reviews
In a world where Akane never knew Ranma, never knew the Saotomes and is currently married to Ryoga Hibiki, she's never been more content.. Until she dies. She finds herself in the past, in the body of Kodachi and married to Ranma. Now she's lost.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 408,643 - Reviews: 280 - Favs: 168 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 5/29/2007 - Published: 9/2/2000 - Ranma, Akane - Complete
Togetherness by MZephyr reviews
RanmaxAkane. Alternate universe story. Two teenagers, strangers to one another, find themselves forced more closely together than they could possibly have imagined.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 57,804 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 243 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 4/13/2007 - Published: 2/18/2007 - Ranma, Akane - Complete
Martial Arts Motherhood Challenge by glainfach reviews
Haunted by the knowledge that a child waits in limbo, Ranma makes a decision that will test both his determination and her courage. A decade after 'Spirit Walk', Ranma faces one of life’s greatest challenges.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 91,654 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 182 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 9/29/2006 - Published: 5/28/2006 - Ranma, Akane - Complete
The Truth and the Tempest by Neon-Ronin reviews
After the wedding disaster, two people begin to open up... a mysterious warrior appears in Nerima... a terrible secret behind Jusenkyo is about to be revealed. RA pairing, possibly others. Read&Review please. Chap. 43 up
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 377,557 - Reviews: 616 - Favs: 243 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 8/13/2006 - Published: 12/7/2004 - Ranma, Akane - Complete
Neko's Mate by Shall-Iin reviews
Rated for Strong Language! What does Ranma think of the people around him while he's trapped in the nekoken?
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,739 - Reviews: 161 - Favs: 147 - Follows: 84 - Updated: 5/15/2006 - Published: 2/26/2004 - Ranma, Akane
Spirit Walk by glainfach reviews
Akane has been cooking again, only this time her muffins actually look good enough to eat. When her secret ingredient sends Ranma on a journey of self discovery, will he heed the warnings about his and Akane's future?
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,809 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 24 - Published: 5/12/2006 - Ranma, Akane - Complete
Dragon's Destiny by John Tannius reviews
Ranma arrives at the Tendo Dojo but there's something different about the pigtailed martial artist. Why does he have red hair and green eyes? Is he cursed or not?
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 51,036 - Reviews: 317 - Favs: 397 - Follows: 362 - Updated: 4/7/2006 - Published: 9/23/2003 - Ranma, Nabiki
Sexual Endeavours by Ichinohei Hitomi reviews
Ranma's mother wonders why he doesn't have any...
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 46,673 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 227 - Follows: 173 - Updated: 3/5/2006 - Published: 7/25/2003 - Ranma
Aftermath: A Story of Blended Clichés’ by Trimatter reviews
1st fanfic. Started out as a oneshot. The Sailor MoonRanma story arc is finished. The Tenchi arc is now finished. Hope you will enjoy this. [Completed]
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 33 - Words: 368,397 - Reviews: 823 - Favs: 512 - Follows: 175 - Updated: 2/10/2006 - Published: 3/12/2004 - Complete
Robin One Half by Felix Webster reviews
Genma has died after he and Ranma are cursed. Unable to find the Tendo's or his wife he sends Ranma to live with Genma's first student, Bruce Wayne. Ranma now has to deal with the guilt of not being able to save his father and the secerts Bruce is keeping
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 60,613 - Reviews: 274 - Favs: 158 - Follows: 138 - Updated: 9/20/2005 - Published: 9/28/2001 - Ranma
Rekindling a Flame by Skywatch reviews
Ranma and Akane have known each other for years and been married for three, but some things still don't come easy. A story of despair, hope, misunderstandings and a promise blindly given. Lime warning part 2. COMPLETE!
Ranma - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 45,532 - Reviews: 212 - Favs: 181 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 9/17/2005 - Published: 1/16/2004 - Complete
Drawn To You by Silverflare07 reviews
While keeping a second Brocade Butterfly, the rainbow ink, hidden from Happosai Ranma stumbles upon Akane’s little secret. Who knew they could be so drawn together... .RanmaAkane. .one shot.
Ranma - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,689 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 14 - Published: 9/5/2005 - Complete
A Mother's Tale by juandelacruz reviews
It's alive, Igor! It's alive! Nodoka Saotome, on her way to the Tendo Dojo for the first time, sees an unknown boy fall into a storm drain and change into a girl. Chapter 6 finally up. Things are beginning to heat up once again in Ranma's life.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 135,010 - Reviews: 169 - Favs: 190 - Follows: 130 - Updated: 7/13/2005 - Published: 1/30/2004
State of Mine by Shall-Iin reviews
Why does Ranma act the way he does? Can anything be done to help him?
Ranma - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 18 - Words: 54,040 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 4/16/2005 - Published: 4/1/2004 - Complete
Just a Face On a Train by katheryne reviews
After rescuing a train from Doc Ock's attack, Peter Parker found himself unmasked and indebted to those he had just saved. 4 months later, a train passenger again crosses paths with the young hero. Based on events from SpiderMan 2.
Spider-Man - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,504 - Reviews: 532 - Favs: 2,421 - Follows: 321 - Updated: 3/24/2005 - Published: 10/13/2004 - Complete
Lessons of Mastery by Arthur Hansen reviews
To be a master...
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 37,112 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 24 - Published: 3/14/2005 - Complete
Someone Who Can Sympathize by Baron Hausenpheffer reviews
Ranma & Cheeky Angel Xover Ranma Saotome and Megumi Amatsuka are two very different people with a very similiar problem. How will they react to finding someone else who can relate to the problems of a suitorplagued genderbender? R&R, please!
Crossover - Ranma & Cheeky Angel - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 25,536 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 2/18/2005 - Published: 12/26/2004 - Ranma, Megumi A. - Complete
Sleepin' With the Fiancé by Rui reviews
Altenative to Ukyo's Secret Sauce. Ukyo wants more proof that R&A are married, so what are they to do but not only share a room, but a bed as well! What are they goin' to do?
Ranma - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 34,497 - Reviews: 461 - Favs: 297 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 1/17/2005 - Published: 3/20/2002 - [Akane, Ranma] - Complete
City Of Dreams by John Tannius reviews
Akane is having trouble at School and it is starting to have an affect on her dreams. Ok, so I managed an update after forever and a day! Finally Completed! Last Chapter and Epilogue!
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 36,338 - Reviews: 186 - Favs: 177 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 12/20/2004 - Published: 2/17/2003 - Ranma, Akane - Complete
SideKick! by Arthur Hansen reviews
Another Ranma is Bruce Wayne's son...
Crossover - Batman & Ranma - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 36,989 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 54 - Published: 8/23/2003 - Complete
A Not so Simple Wish by Ebiris reviews
Ranma wishes to be free of the nyannichuan curse, but cursed objects never make things too simple. Now a permanantly female Ranma is stuck in a world where Ranma was never cursed, and the only way to return home (fully cured) is to win Ranma-kun's love.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 54,982 - Reviews: 532 - Favs: 622 - Follows: 340 - Updated: 7/11/2003 - Published: 1/30/2003
Ryoko Saotome by Thrythlind reviews
Four Years ago, Akane died tragically at Jusendo. A galaxy away, Masaki Tenchi breathed his last dying breath. A couple that never should have been meet up in a twist of fate. Now all they have to do is survive each other. Completed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ranma - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 89,562 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 308 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 4/14/2002 - Published: 3/3/2001 - Complete
Girl Days by Kenko reviews
People keep telling me to put this here. Well, all right. It's basically the often used 'Ranma has to be a girl for a while' plot... but, well, not that after all. Because I'm a humorist, I do it without angst. If you haven't seen it before... get rea
Ranma - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 105,051 - Reviews: 313 - Favs: 708 - Follows: 334 - Updated: 7/14/2001 - Published: 7/7/2001
Monkey HeadButting by Miko2 reviews
Ranma and Kasumi switch bodies, and have to pretend to be each other while they figure out how to switch back.
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 93,177 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 4/1/2001 - Published: 3/17/2001 - Complete
Ranma and Akane: A Love Story by Speaker-to-Dreamworlds reviews
Can Akane finally become a Hero? Can Ranma become a Hero ... again?
Ranma - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 109,383 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 3/2/2001 - Published: 1/17/2001
Destiny's Child by Fire reviews
What if, Ranma had been born during the 1600's, and on his visit to Jusenkyo, he fell into the spring of Drowned Young Girl. Now, when he is splashed with cold water he turns into a 12 year old girl that never ages, and the only way for him to turn back is with nearly boiling water.
Crossover - Sailor Moon & Ranma - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 229,238 - Reviews: 230 - Favs: 803 - Follows: 208 - Updated: 2/8/2001 - Published: 5/18/2000 - [Rei H./Raye/Sailor Mars, Ranma] Hotaru T./Sailor Saturn, Akane - Complete
A Spider in Nerima reviews
A continuation of two stories: Ranma and Marvel's Spiderman Clone Saga of the mid 90s. Ben Reilly becomes Ranma's student. Wild science and magic combine for unpredictable results.
Crossover - Spider-Man & Ranma - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 41 - Words: 222,303 - Reviews: 351 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 7/1/2008 - Published: 1/15/2005 - Ranma